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Bayern Munich monitoring 22-year-old Real Madrid full-back target

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The uncertainty over the future of Alphonso Davies at Bayern Munich coupled with his links to Real Madrid may create a domino effect in the transfer market this summer.

Everything suggests Davies is closing in on a move to Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with the player unlikely to extend his contract in Bavaria.

In light of uncertainty around his future, Bayern Munich have started scouring the market for a potential replacement. And it appears the Bavarians have already identified a key target in the form of Miguel Gutierrez.

Bayern eyeing move for Gutierrez

According to Florian Plettenberg (h/t iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich have identified the Girona fullback as a potential alternative for Davies.

Even though Gutierrez is not as highly rated as Theo Hernandez, Bayern believe the Spaniard could be an interesting option, as they look to prepare for life without Davies next season.

Miguel Gutierrez could be dragged into an interesting transfer merry-go-round this summer (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Gutierrez, for his part, has emerged as one of La Liga’s finest-performing fullbacks this season, having established himself as a first-team regular in Catalonia.

The youngster has impressed onlookers with his technical efficiency and the ability to provide width going forward, thus making him an ideal option for Bayern.

Gutierrez’s links with Real Madrid

What makes Bayern Munich’s interest in Miguel Gutierrez particularly intriguing is the player’s close ties with Real Madrid.

As a product of La Fabrica, Real Madrid have retained an option to re-sign the young fullback for as low as €8 million.

What is more interesting is the fact that Real Madrid are reportedly ready to activate Gutierrez’s buyout clause, which means the player may return to Santiago Bernabeu.

Now what Real Madrid plan to do with Gutierrez this summer remains to be seen. They can either sell the player for a quick profit or they can retain his services, in which case, they may have to offload current options including Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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